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Address: 400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
Phone Number: (503) 823-3636
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Description: The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the...
The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
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Roses were in full bloom and the view is always great

Visited the Rose Garden around 3pm on a Tuesday. Still lots of people there. We took the MAX light rail to the Washington Park station and then used our train ticket to ride the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Mooresville, North Carolina

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Visited the Rose Garden around 3pm on a Tuesday. Still lots of people there. We took the MAX light rail to the Washington Park station and then used our train ticket to ride the shuttle that takes you to the Rose Garden. There is also a free shuttle that picks up at the same location. There are multiple garden sections... More 

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Hays, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

What a huge variety of rose bushes. I have never seen such a display of Roses as this garden has. You just take your time and leisurely stroll through the garden.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Potentially a great spot to visit but you need to time your visit to coincide with when roses are in full bloom. July was a littler too late to get best scenery.

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Elk Grove, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Even a person so who lacks basic sensibilities and appreciation for something like "flowers" would appreciate the raw beauty and variety of all the different varieties of Roses here. Its a great setting and a wonderful spot to stop and get away from the rush of the city while in Portland.

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Westlake Village
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

For sure take the time to go to the Rose Garden. It is worth the time. It is beautiful and very interesting. And it smelled great! :)

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Cypress, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

if you like to walk, smell and photograph roses this is the place. It's like a football field filled with roses. It's free. If you're close go see it, not a lot of parking either.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful! Excellent layout- everything was blooming when we visited. Clean and nicely done. There was a lot of variety in the layout and it was a plesant stroll. Right next to the Japanese Gardens so easy to do both in the same day.

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Chester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It was a very hot day when we came down the hill from the cool space of the Japanese Garden and there was the Rose Garden before us, very eye-catching and covering many blocks with roses of all colors and styles. Lots of people visiting this site did not intrude on our reflection. Surprisingly most of the roses did not... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The terrain around this park is rolling and wooded, a lovely setting for the roses which are world class spectacular and inspiring; sadly roses are not a good choice for our garden. There are lots of benches for just taking in the view. The Shakespeare Garden is a favorite with tourists posing for photos - selfie sticks galore! There is... More 

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Lehi, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful roses, very well maintained. I took my macro lens and had a great time shooting flowers of the blooms. Well worth the time to stop and stroll through.

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Address: 400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
Phone Number: (503) 823-3636
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland

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